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South Korea fines six LCD makers for price fixing
CNETNovember 1, 2011

LG, the second largest LCD maker, said it objected to the commission's decision and would appeal to the Seoul High Court. The probe and fines follows similar findings by EU and US antitrust watchdogs. Last December, the European Commission fined five ...more »

A Patent for Software
IPWatchdog.comNovember 1, 2011

The “uniqueness” requirement mentioned is similar to the requirements for all inventions to be patented and is grounded into the patent laws by the novelty and non-obviousness requirements. The “tied to a machine” requirement comes to us thanks to the ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Business Audit Defence
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Tuesday Churn: No online audit
Education News ColoradoNovember 8, 2011

The Legislative Task Force to Study School Discipline has recommended a single bill, a measure that would overhaul state law on school disciplinary measures in an effort to reduce use of expulsions, out-of-school suspensions and police referrals. ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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EXCLUSIVE - Swiss offer U S tax deal for all Swiss banks sources
Moneycontrol.comNovember 4, 2011

"It is difficult to imagine that the Justice Department, having done what had previously been impossible, that is, made strong criminal cases against Swiss banks violating US law, will just walk away," said Robert Katzberg, a white-collar criminal ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Austria - The Ideal Holding Company Location
Who's Who LegalNovember 2, 2011

Pursuant to the national participation exemption, dividends received by an Austrian corporation from another are tax exempt regardless of the holding period or the participation level (cf. section 10(1)(1) of the Austrian Corporate Income Tax Act). ...more »

Property Taxes
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Towns selling liens for unpaid property taxes
Worcester TelegramNovember 5, 2011

But they bring an infusion of cash owed the town and take the treasurer-collector's office out of the expensive and time-consuming debt-collection business. Under state law, lien holders are owed interest of 16 percent a year, an attractive rate, ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Sales tax would open doors at Durham Tech
Durham Herald SunNovember 1, 2011

A “Local Sales and Use Tax Referendum” on the ballot this Election Day is designed, in part, to make sure more students in need can afford to go to the local community college. The quarter-cent tax, if passed, would bring an estimated $9.2 million ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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PR Newswire (press release)November 1, 2011

After months of wait, the Excise Tax Law passed both the House and the Senate and was signed by the President. It extends the Heavy Vehicle Usage Tax until September 30, 2012. A full year Form 2290 for the tax period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Ithaca man faces prison for tax evasion
Ithaca JournalNovember 2, 2011

Though Taylor hadn't previously filed income tax returns for those years, he did "file delinquent and accurate returns during the investigation," federal prosecutors said. "He's now in full compliance with the law," said his attorney, Nino Lama. ...more »

International Taxation
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House votes to repeal another bad tax law
Edmond SunNovember 1, 2011

By repealing the ridiculous 3 percent withholding tax requirement, we will remove yet another government-imposed obstacle to economic growth. Only the federal government could devise a policy as misguided and counterproductive as the 3 percent ...more »

Tax Planning
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How to start preparing for your year-end tax planning
Smart Business NetworkNovember 1, 2011

The end of the year is fast approaching — which means it's time to start thinking about year-end tax planning, both for your business and personal accounts. Planning early will help ensure maximum benefits. “Many items within tax planning are time ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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W2Mate.Com Unveils 2011 1099-R Software with Tools for 1099-R Printing and ...
PR Web (press release)November 4, 2011, corporations, accountants, CPAs and tax preparers now have the right tools for form 1099-R compliance. The 1099-R software provides all the features businesses need to process, create, prepare, import, print, and file electronically IRS...more »


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